LA Auto Show charges for electric vehicles
LOS ANGELES – As the Los Angeles Auto Show prepares for its comeback after a COVID-induced disruption, its organizers are getting paid for electric vehicles.
Next month’s show will feature a 45,000 square foot electric vehicle test track and also mark the start of a new award program for electric vehicles called the ZEVAS.
âThe LA Auto Show has always been in tune with the car buyer’s buying journey,â said Lisa Kaz, owner and general manager of the show. “We know electrification is the future, and Angelenos is eager to learn more about electric vehicles and how they improve their lifestyles.”
Already, LA is the country’s leading market for electric vehicle sales, with 231,000 electric vehicles currently in circulation. But that number is expected to grow exponentially as more models become available. According to a new survey of former Los Angeles auto show attendees, 78% are significantly more interested in electric vehicles today than they were in the past 12 to 15 months.
While the specific list of vehicles that will be showcased or launched has yet to be released, it’s likely automakers will take advantage of LA Auto Show’s status as the first major auto show of the season – and the first in North America to come back from the pandemic – to highlight the many zero-emission cars they are teasing.
Before the end of this year, 14 new electric vehicles are expected to hit the market, including the Audi Q4 E-tron and Q4 Sportback E-tron, GMC Hummer EV, Lucid Air, Mazda MX30, Nissan Ariya and Rivian R1T.
Another 25 brand new electric vehicles are expected to hit the market in 2022, according to an analysis by Car and Driver magazine. While many models are the first electrics specially designed by mainstream automakers, including the all-new Cadillac Lyriq, Kia EV6, Subaru Solterra, and Volvo C40 Recharge, others are from startups including the Bollinger B2 pickup truck and Fisker Ocean. .
Yet others are added to a growing list of electric vehicles, such as Ford with its F-150 Lightning, Mercedes-Benz with its EQA, EQB, EQE and EQG and Tesla, which will launch its new Cybertruck and Roadster sports car. .
According to the LA Auto Show survey of more than 50,000 former LA attendees, 41% can’t wait to see the latest electric vehicle manufacturers and models, and 35% can’t wait to explore, sit down and explore. test electric vehicles in person.
The LA Auto Show runs November 19-28 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.